After the shortest preseason in KBO history. the Lotte Giants kicked off their 2018 campaign with a 7 game losing streak that marked the team's worst start to a season in franchise history. Over the first 14 games of the season, the Giants have continued a run of poor play that has seen them pick… Continue reading A Look At What Is Going Wrong In Sajik
Independent baseball in Korea is an opportunity for players who didn't make the cut in the KBO or Futures leagues to develop their game and attempt to make their way into the big leagues. While there are a number of amateur leagues contested at various skill levels, the Korean Independent Baseball Association (KIBA) currently administers… Continue reading Lee KwangKwon On The Yongin Stealth Independent Team Tryout
On Thursday, March 29 the KIBA (Korean Independent Baseball Association) Dream League (KDL) celebrated the league's opening day with a double header at Seoul's Mokdong Baseball Stadium. The day game featured the Seoul Journeyman against Yeoncheon Miracle, while the Paju Challengers took on Uijeongbu Shinhan University in the night game. Both games were televised on… Continue reading A Look At The 2018 KIBA Dream League
With less than 24 hours to go until the first pitch is thrown out on one of the earliest opening days in KBO history it's about time for some predictions for the 2018 pennant race. 1: Nexen Heroes Even though Nexen finished in seventh place last season, 17.5 games behind the champions, KIA, the Heroes… Continue reading An Englishman’s Predictions for the 2018 KBO Season
After strong outings by the Doosan Bears and NC Dinos on Sunday, KIA and Lotte today have the opportunity to maintain the pressure on their rivals in the battles for first, and third. Here’s how the top 4 shapes up heading into the last 8 days of the season. After a week that saw them… Continue reading Top of the First 09/26/2017: 8 Days To Go In The Closest KBO Season In Recent Memory
Welcome to a brief retrospect on last weekend's action, and a look ahead at the games to come as the KBO enters the final two weeks of the 2017 season. Here’s how the standings look after this past weekend: Statistics and standings from the KBO and myKBO. After earning two wins against the kt wiz… Continue reading Top Of The First 19-20/Sep/2017: The Make Up Schedule Is Upon Us!
Welcome to a brief retrospect on the games from yesterday, and an overview of the second games from the first mid-week series. 09/12/2017 Doosan Bears 14:13 NC Dinos: Sometimes, the KBO happens. Yesterday it happened three times for Doosan and NC, and for the neutral fans it was glorious. Last year's MVP, Dustin Nippert in… Continue reading Top of the First 09/13/2017: Nobody wants to be fifth!
After a dismal start to August, many would be forgiven for prematurely calling curtains on the Lotte Giants' season. The first series in August saw the Giants swept in Jamsil by fellow playoff hopefuls, the LG Twins, and stranded in seventh place in the KBO standings, 17 games behind first placed KIA Tigers, and 6 games… Continue reading Son A-Seop Joins KBO 20-20 Club And Eyes Possible 200-Hit Season
Like America and Canada, Korea has had a love of food at baseball games since the Korean Baseball Organization's inaugural season in 1982. Much akin to Duke Snider's statement that hot dogs taste better at the ballpark than at home, chicken and beer, or chimaek (치맥) as it is more commonly known, has held similar… Continue reading KBO Players Pitching-In For Pig-Feet
Among the teams in the KBO, very few teams have had as tragic a history in as short of a time as the Suwon kt Wiz. Following joining the league as an expansion team in the 2015 season the wiz have finished last out of ten teams for two seasons in a row, and if their… Continue reading Lee DaeHyung Out For Eight Months